The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide has topped six million, per Johns Hopkins University, as several countries continue to ease restrictions amid the pandemic. The United States accounts for more than 1.7 million of those cases. Brazil, which has the second highest number of cases, registered its highest daily increase after tallying 33,000 new infections in the previous 24 hours, as it approaches 500,000 overall. The South American country also surpassed France's death toll, making it the country with the fourth most COVID-19 fatalities after the U.S., United Kingdom, and Italy. Globally, there have been 369,627 coronavirus deaths, with more than 100,000 occurring in the U.S.
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